Physicians
e-Newsletter
Intelligence Unit Special Reports Special Events Subscribe Sponsored Departments Follow Us

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS

Some tests, long ignored, showed signs of heart illness at Harlem Hospital Center

New York Times, May 27, 2010

New York City's public hospital system said that some of the thousands of heart test results that were never sent to doctors at Harlem Hospital Center since 2007 had shown signs of abnormal heart function. Hospital officials made the admission a day after acknowledging that results of 4,000 of the echocardiograms tests had never been seen by doctors because of a practice of allowing technicians to read them first, the New York Times reports.